air strut

air strut

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • modular air strut — See self levelling suspension strut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • strut — [1] A single, self contained pivoting suspension unit that integrates a coil spring with a shock absorber. Struts are used on front wheel drive automobiles. [2] A structural member, especially as part of a framework, used to stiffen, give… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air — [1] Abbreviation for air conditioner. [2] A bicycling or motorcycling term describing the space or gap between the tires and the ground when the bike takes a jump. Both tires must be off the ground before it can be called air as in the expression …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • strut — vb Strut, swagger, bristle, bridle can all mean to assume an air of dignity or importance. Strut implies a pompous or theatrical affectation of dignity, especially as shown in one s gait or by one s bearing in movement {a poor player that struts… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Air gun — Air rifle and Air pistol redirect here. For other uses, see Air gun (disambiguation) An air gun (air rifle or air pistol) is a rifle or pistol which fires projectiles by means of compressed air or other gas, (in contrast to a firearm which uses… …   Wikipedia

  • strut|ty — «STRUHT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. walking with an affected air of dignity; strutting: »A tough, strutty little man said, “I believe in capital punishment” (Truman Capote) …   Useful english dictionary

  • strut´ter — strut1 «struht», verb, strut|ted, strut|ting, noun. –v.i. to walk in a vain, important, or affected manner: »The rooster struts about the barnyard. –v.t. to walk upon or over with a vain, self important, or affected manner: »to strut the stage.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strut — {{11}}strut (n.) supporting brace, 1580s, perhaps from STRUT (Cf. strut) (v.), or a cognate word in O.N. or Low Ger. (Cf. Low Ger. strutt rigid ); ultimately from P.Gmc. *strutoz , from root *strut (see STRUT (Cf. strut) (v.)). {{12}}strut (v.)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • strut — I. verb (strutted; strutting) Etymology: Middle English strouten, from Old English strūtian to stand out stiffly, struggle; akin to Middle High German strozzen to be swollen Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to become turgid ; swell 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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